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10 Responses to “Christmas tree”
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I’m sure I’ve seen an upside down one for sale this year in a major retail outlet.
Also, someone I used to be in touch with used to hang their Christmas tree from the ceiling, upside down, every year.
Not sure what the significance of an upside down Christmas tree is though.
David Keen says:
Brilliant, I laughed until I saw the price tag.
Pax Vobiscum says:
Upside down trees – is that some offshoot of the Tate Gallery fancy artist’s tree that they have every year?
Recently went to a local shop and found them selling Christmas wreaths. Only these weren’t the ring doughnut type. They were cross shaped. Has anyone else noticed these?
Are they a profound theological statement about the relationship between Christmas and Easter? Or had the shopkeeper been done by a rogue trader?
No, I hadn’t walked into a funeral directors.
I saw the upside down tree in John Lewis and laughed out loud and pointed at it with glee. Who’d have thought something so foolish could be sold in John ‘never knowingly undersold’ Lewis. It has made my Christmas.
Is it an anti-Christ(mas) thing?
or is it an anarchistic Christmas gesture – like putting stamps on mail upside down?
do you have to stick your presents to the ceiling so they still fit under the tree?
I wonder how may they’ll have in the new year sale?
it raises so many questions…
I saw one in John Lewis too. But they hadn’t devised a way of hanging the decorations upside down…
Simon Richardson says:
I am sure I remembered reading somewhere that when the tradition of using trees started somewhere in the frozen north, trees were brought in and attached upside down to the ceiling. Can’t remember why, and I’m also not entirely convinced that I’m right. Moreover, it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Perhaps I should have said nothing at all. Sorry.
Philip of Samaria says:
I understand from a rather tedious sermon that upsiade down trees are the original – signifying the trinity or something…
so not pagan fertility gods after all, well well
I have a plastic one,which half way through the Branching ceremony, ends up looking like the upside down tree.
What I can’t understand is the latest craze on having Black trees?! What is the point of that?
(Ok mine is white but hey .. at least that could be snow..the Black ones must have been near a Colliery!)
Our tree is in a cupboard over the stairs, in several pieces (the tree, not the stairs) and wedged behind a line of suitcases. Getting it out every year is a triumph of Heath Robinson-like delicacy, involving me standing on a box placed where the stairs turn around to our top floor (ex loft) and prodding with a stick until things fall out.
You didn’t need to know all this, but I feel better for having told someone, and more steeled for the task, somehow. Whether the nativity stable with real moss has survived for another year remains to be seen …